Family Driven and Youth Guided Practice 

 Family-driven and Youth-guided care has advanced in the child and youth mental health, education and child welfare systems. We will discuss the steps needed to further develop the ability of families to become true partners in treatment planning, service and system development, and reform policies and practices to reflect Family-driven and Youth-guided services. Strength based service delivery works in tandem with Family Driven and Youth Guided Practice. It is our recommendation that these courses be taken together.

Participants will:
  • Experience first hand the differences between professionally driven services and family driven services.
  • Learn new techniques for engaging families and youth in the process.
  • Explore the paradigm shift that must occur in systems in order to effectively implement Family-driven and Youth-guided services.